Patricia DiLillo, RN

 

As nurses, we all know how critical doing a good assessment is to helping our patients recover.

It’s a skill you never lose. And it’s a skill we can apply to our union, too.

Now is the season when many new nurses are graduating nursing school and getting their first nursing job.

You may be one of them.

Congratulataions — and welcome to NYSNA!

Now is the season when many new nurses are graduating nursing school and getting their first nursing job.

You may be one of them.

New York healthcare is in crisis.Hospitals are closing units and some are even shutting their doors. Hospital administrators are forcing nurses to take on too many patients at once. In some hospitals, it’s getting to be a common sight to see patients waiting on gurneys for hours and hours – sometimes days and days.

By Patricia DiLillo, RN, NYSNA President

I’m writing this shortly before the NYSNA convention, which will conclude with our newly elected board taking office. We’ve had a remarkable year. Literally thousands of NYSNA members stepped up and got involved in the fight for safe staffing and quality healthcare for all New Yorkers.

By Patricia DiLillo, RN, NYSNA President